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LiCal organizes the second training workshop in the ACTRIS-EARLINET quality assurance program. The workshop will combine theoretical and hands-on training, and will be organized at the LiCalTrain facility in Bucharest, Romania, in the period 27th February – 3d March 2017. This second workshop will focus on data processing with emphasis on depolarization measurements and their calibration. The specific topics covered […]

LiCal organizes the first workshop for intensive training in ACTRIS-EARLINET quality assurance programme. The hands-on training will be organized at the LiCalTrain facility in Bucharest, in the period 23-27 May 2016. Applications should be submitted to by 31st of March 2016, using the TNA request form LiCal-TNArequest-TTW1. Limited travel support is available in the framework of ACTRIS-2 project. Information […]

The Lidar Calibration Centre is set up by the collaboration of:

  • National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics (INOE), Romania
  • Ludwig Maximilians University, Meteorological Institute (LMU),A�Germany
  • The Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis- National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

LiCal is the official Lidar Calibration Centre for the Aerosol, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS). LiCal is now open to weather services and aviation safety administrations, lidar/ceilometer developers, as well as to new lidar stations within the research community.

The various installations of LiCal have offered in the last years a significant number of accesses within EARLINET, ACTRIS, ESA-CEOS, ITaRS, as well as for the master and doctoral programs at the Romanian, Italian and German Universities, and national research programs.

EARLINET measurements must meet stringent stability and absolute accuracy standards to achieve the desired confidence in aerosol radiative forcing needs; thus, the network has developed a rigorous quality assurance program addressing both instrument performance and evaluation of the algorithms.